Cady Ridge Trail #1532

The Cady Ridge Trail is 6.0 miles long, gains 2400 feet of elevation, and is primarily used by hikers.  This trail within Henry M. Jackson Wilderness provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  The trail is very steep and dry, and is not recommended for stock.The Cady Ridge Trail provides excellent views of alpine meadows and peaks; however, the trail is very steep and dry, and is not recommended for stock. This trail begins 0.5 miles up Cady Creek Trail #1501 and follows steep switchbacks up for about 3 miles, leading to a spectacular view of a flowery meadow and Glacier Peak. The trail continues, cresting ridges and knolls and dropping into meadows, offering views of hundreds of peaks.  This trail begins 1/2 mile up the Cady Creek Trail #1501 and ends at the Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District.

General Information


Access from Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead.  The trail begins 0.5 miles up the Cady Creek Trail #1501, which starts at the Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead, located 16 miles west on Little Wenatchee River Road/ Forest Road 6500.

General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #144 Benchmark Mtn.

USGS Map - Poe Mountain/Benchmark Mountain, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Horse Riding

This trail is not recommended for stock.